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From Other Affiliate Marketers.

Affiliate marketing can be one of the best and easiest way to earn money online today. But as the competition keeps getting bigger and bigger, you may need some ways to distinguish yourself from the rest of the affiliate marketers. The major reason is that many of your competitors are promoting the exact same affiliate programs, in the exact same area or on the exact same advertising websites.

Here are some tips that you may want to consider in order for you to stay in this business and have the chance to set yourself apart from other affiliates in your market.

#1 Your Own Website/Blog

It is essential for you to have your own website/blog if you are considering affiliate marketing as your professional career. Potential customers primarily go to websites/blogs in order to search and sometimes purchase items that they are looking for. It will be much easier for them to remember your website/blog name than a long affiliate URL. Once they are on your site, then you can point your visitors to the affiliate products on your website.

#2 Write Your Own Affiliate Ads

Many affiliates marketers just publish the same ad that is supplied by the affiliate program and that is being used by all of that programs affiliates. In this case, check the affiliate programs TOS or you may want to email the owner of your affiliate program and ask them if you can write your own ads. This way people will not become immune to your ads. Sometimes, when your potential customers keep seeing the same ads over and over again, they may just skip it all together. Besides, the primary purpose of your ad is to attract people to read them and be curious enough to click through to your website.

#3 Build a Strong Relationship with Your Customers

In order for you to fully answer the questions of your potential customers, try and buy the product yourself if you can afford to. You can then share with your potential customers what a great experience you have had with the product, and this could make them interested enough to buy the product. You may also be able to provide support, a tutorial or steps on how to use the product.

#4 Your Own Products when Possible

Once you have established your website/blog, try to have some products or services that your customers can not find on any other affiliate’s site. You want your customers to keep coming to your site and the best way to do that is to have something on your site that they can’t find any where else.

#5 Admit Your Mistakes

We all make mistakes and admitting your mistake will boost your reader’s confidence in you. The idea is to be totally honest about the products that you are trying to market. If you find out that a program you were promoting is a scam, stop promoting it and inform your readers about it. This will help you build credibility with your customers.

#6 Don’t Market Too Many Programs

With services such as Clickbank, it is very easy to become overwhelmed and try to market everything in their marketplace. It is better to focus on one market and market products that your potential customers would want. This is called niche marketing.


Affiliate marketing is definitely here to stay and it can become a great way to earn a part time or a full time income. However, it won’t happen overnight. Like everything else in life, you’re going to have to put a lot of hard work into it.
To Your Success!

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2 comments
  1. capybara April 16, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

    Thanks for the great tips. I run an affiliate travel site and link it to my blog and Squidoo lenses. You are right there are lots of affiliate marketers out there!

  2. EJ Cooksey April 16, 2008 at 11:50 AM  

    Thanks for visiting capybara!

    WorldWide Travel Blog looks great. Looking foward to reading more about travel.


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